Call it gentrification or “Manhattanization,” several parts of Brooklyn have been going through significant urban changes for more than a decade.
What this means for folks from Manhattan and elsewhere who search for a home in Brooklyn is that they can continue to enjoy life in all its cool aspects south of East River as well. The New York Times’ coverage of certain Brooklyn neighborhoods in its Fashion and Style section testifies to it.
It’s true that generally speaking, gentrification is understood as the revival of urban areas through the arrival of higher-income residents, coffee shops, upscale eateries, artsy galleries and the like. They have been flooding certain less affluent areas in Brooklyn since the beginning of the 2000s.